Chapter 4 Shaping Up Using CSS

For many years, web developers regarded CSS as a tool that could be used to style text on web pages, and add a splash of color here and there, but little more. And for a long time, that was all you could realistically use it for, because browser support for CSS was below par. Thankfully, progress has been made!

You’ve now reached a point at which many budding web designers stop experimenting with CSS. Not you! In this chapter, we’re going to delve a little further into the capabilities of CSS as we use it to:

  • alter the shape and size of specific areas of content

  • change backgrounds and border styles

  • position items anywhere on the web page

Let’s begin, then, by seeing how we can use CSS to change ...

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